Senior Solicitor – Mid North Coast Legal Centre – Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour or Newcastle NSW

Disability Law NSW is a program of Mid North Coast Legal Centre forms part of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc (ALA). Mid North Coast Legal Centre (MNCLC) is an innovative community legal centre providing civil law services in the local government areas of MidCoast, Port Macquarie – Hastings, Kempsey Shire, Nambucca Shire, Bellingen Shire and Coffs Harbour.

MNCLC have offices in Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and this position could be located at either of these offices. They would also consider the position being based from the ALA head office in Newcastle, with regular (monthly at a minimum) travel to Port Macquarie to meet face to face with the rest of the team.

Description of role: Position funded via Disability Advocacy NSW (DA NSW) to provide specialist civil legal advice to clients with disability and their carers accessing DA NSW for advocacy support. This position is embedded in the Mid North Coast Legal Centre (MNCLC) team and directly supervised by the Assistant Principal Solicitor. The Principal Solicitor oversees the whole MNCLC legal practice. The Senior Solicitor will undertake intake and provide generalist civil legal advice, education and outreach where appropriate. The Senior Solicitor will work collaboratively with the Junior Solicitor – Disability Law in the provision of specialist civil legal advice to clients with disability and their carers. This Senior Solicitor position is primarily responsible for the delivery of legal services.

Benefits include: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS), Level 6.1 ($108,585.68 pa full-time package inc. annual leave loading and Superannuation); Up to 6 weeks annual leave, plus 5 paid wellbeing days; Job satisfaction in making a difference to people’s lives; Salary packaging options – tax free salary packaging options can increase ‘take home’ pay; Access to company car for work travel; Ongoing training and development opportunities; and Supportive and rewarding team culture.

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